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  • Allen E. Puckett dies at 94; top defense executive and engineer

    Allen E. Puckett dies at 94; top defense executive and engineer
    Allen E. Puckett, one of the engineers who after World War II built Los Angeles-based Hughes Aircraft Co. into the nation's leading defense electronics firm — dominant in the markets for air defense, radar systems, tactical missiles and satellites...
  • Lucia Eames dies at 83; artist saved father's and stepmother's legacy

    Lucia Eames dies at 83; artist saved father's and stepmother's legacy
    Lucia Eames was a designer in her own right, but for the last 25 years she worked to preserve the legacy of one of the most celebrated design teams of the modern era: her father, Charles Eames, and stepmother, Ray Eames. In particular, Lucia Eames...
  • Mary Cheever dies at 95; author and widow of writer John Cheever

    Mary Cheever dies at 95; author and widow of writer John Cheever
    Mary Cheever, an accomplished author and poet best known as the enduring spouse and widow of John Cheever, has died, after surviving by decades a husband who used their lonely but lasting marriage as an inspiration for some of his most memorable stories....
  • Mary Anderson dies at 96; actress had role in 'Gone With the Wind'

    Mary Anderson dies at 96; actress had role in 'Gone With the Wind'
    Mary Anderson, a redheaded actress who auditioned for the part of Scarlett O'Hara in the 1939 epic "Gone With the Wind" but wound up playing a supporting role as Maybelle Merriwether, died Sunday. She was 96. A longtime resident of Brentwood, Anderson...
  • PASSINGS: Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson, Ultimate Warrior, Edmond Harjo

    PASSINGS: Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson, Ultimate Warrior, Edmond Harjo
    Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson Former Trinidad and Tobago leader held by Islamic rebels Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson, 87, a former Trinidad and Tobago prime minister who was held hostage for days and shot during a bloody 1990 coup attempt,...
  • Lonnie White dies at 49; Times sportswriter, USC football player

    Lonnie White dies at 49; Times sportswriter, USC football player
    Lonnie White, a former USC football player who worked for two decades as a Los Angeles Times sportswriter, has died. He was 49. White, who had a number of health problems over the last several years, died Saturday at Glendale Memorial Hospital, his...
  • Robert LaVigne dies at 85; artist painted central Beat figures

    Robert LaVigne dies at 85; artist painted central Beat figures
    Robert LaVigne, an artist and set designer whose subjects and collaborators included many of the central figures of the Beat movement, including Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Robert Creeley, died Feb. 20 in Seattle. He was 85. LaVigne had been in...
  • Hobie Alter, who shaped Southern California surf culture, dies at 80

    Hobie Alter, who shaped Southern California surf culture, dies at 80
    Hobie Alter, who shaped Southern California’s signature surf culture by pioneering the mass-produced foam surfboard and later popularized sailing by inventing a lightweight, high-performance catamaran, died Saturday at his home in Palm Desert. He...
  • Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime

    Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime
    Mickey Rooney, a celebrated child actor who embodied the All-American boy in the "Andy Hardy" films of the 1930s and '40s and became one of the era's top box-office draws, has died. He was 93. Rooney, whose roller-coaster show-business career was marked...
  • Sean 'Stanley' Leary dies at 38; mountain adventurer

    Sean 'Stanley' Leary dies at 38; mountain adventurer
    When Sean "Stanley" Leary's friends heard he'd gone missing in Utah's Zion National Park, they drove hundreds of miles to help. Leary was well-known in the tight-knit world of mountain adventurers. At Yosemite National Park, he was an old hand, with...
  • Peter Matthiessen dies at 86; novelist and naturalist

    Peter Matthiessen dies at 86; novelist and naturalist
    In interviews, Peter Matthiessen always had to answer, in his correct, patrician tones, a question seldom put to other writers: Just what kind of writer, exactly, are you? The confusion was understandable. Matthiessen, the only writer to win the...